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Swedish Genealogy Research Class

New Sweden -

NEW SWEDEN – Lynn Johnson, a former resident of New Sweden, and chair person of the New Sweden Historical Society’s Genealogy committee, will be hosting a Swedish Genealogy Research Class on Friday, June 18, 2009 at 3:30 at the New Sweden School.

You can still come and enjoy the Swedish Music and dancing, help decorate the Majstäng (Maypole), eat hardy at the Midsommar Frukost (breakfast), partake in a real Swedish Smörgåsbord, have a Swedish Supper at the Lutheran Church, tour some of the local historical buildings, and take part in all of the other fun and festive events. But this year you might also be able to FINALLY find your ancestors in Sweden!

For the last several years Lynn has been researching Maine’s Swedish immigrants, their ancestors and their descendents. She is in the process of compiling a Northern Maine Swedish Family Tree database.

Reservations are requested but not required. Please contact Lynn to reserve your seat or for more information about the class at newswedengenealogy@gmail.com. The cost for the class and materials is $12.00 per person and all proceeds will go to the New Sweden Historical Society for the restoration of the Nicholas Clasé historical home. To confirm your seat, send a check for $12 with your name and contact information to New Sweden Historical Society, PO Box 33, New Sweden, ME, 04762. Or stop by the Museum, 116 Station Road, New Sweden, any afternoon after Memorial Day.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Lynn Johnson

Telephone Number: (207)896-3461

Website: http://www.maineswedishcolony.info/cal.html

Email: newswedengenealogy@gmail.com